Phil Marshall


Philip Marshall is the CEO of Hilscher North America and is responsible for overseeing all development, marketing, and sales activities at Hilscher for the U.S. and Canada. Hilscher North America, Inc., based in a Chicago suburb, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hilscher Gesellschaft für Systemautomation mbH. Hilscher specializes in products, technologies and services at the leading edge of industrial communications.

Phil has been active in the field of Industrial communications since 1985. Prior to founding Hilscher North America in 2002, he held management positions with Siemens, SST, Synergetic Micro Systems, Contemporary Control Systems, Inc. and Nematron. While at Siemens, Phil architected the company’s strategy for NFPA 79 functional safety, resulting in Siemens receiving the first Functional Safety “Listing Mark”.

Phil holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Operations Management and Information Systems from Bradley University. He is an avid woodworker and wine aficionado, and enjoys taking road trips with his wife, Ellyn, on the couple’s set of German-engineered motorbikes.